Local Wichita Falls women are coming together to form a new nonprofit group titled Impact 100 Wichita Falls! “We want to bring women from across the community together, every age, every neighborhood, every ethnicity,” nonprofit President Paula Perkins said. The goal is to bring together 100 women that are willing to make $1,000 donation. “The gifts are pooled together to create a $100,000 “high-impact grant” to a local nonprofit organization, according to the website.” To learn more or find out how you can be involved go here.
The Wichita Falls Airport hope to be working on a new access road soon thanks to a federal grant. “Senator John Cornyn said the $1.5 million was much-needed infrastructure spending for the area.”
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Dexter Learning, a high-tech learning hub in Wichita Falls, is expanding to a full-time private school beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year following the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Launch Fund. Michael Olaya with Dexter Learning and Taylor Davis with the Wichita Falls Chamber speak more about this in the article.
According to the United States Zipcodes website, Wichita Falls can boast the third fastest commute in the state of Texas. The average travel time to work is 12.9 minutes. Some commute times throughout the state were as high as approx. 30 minutes!
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Celebrating business expansion is always a positive in a community. It’s especially rewarding when it’s an organization with so much heart like Hospice of Wichita Falls.
“The new inpatient care center will be around 38,000 sq ft and will include multiple family areas, a chapel, offices and a meeting space, a commercial-grade kitchen, a dining area, and 24 large inpatient suites.”
Read more about the expansion here: https://www.newschannel6now.com/2019/06/11/ground-broken-new-hospice-wichita-falls-inpatient-care-center/
The latest bicycle rack was revealed in downtown Wichita Falls in June. “Downtown Wichita Falls Development and The Burn Shop celebrated their 10th sculpture bicycle rack, a collection that dots intersections throughout downtown.” These bike racks help to support our communities’ overall goal of becoming more bike friendly. Not only are they beautiful additions to our downtown, but they are also created by a local company, The Burn Shop, they provide a functional use to our local and out of town bikers, and each one represents a piece of Wichita Falls. For more of the story click here: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2019/06/14/latest-sculptured-bicycle-rack-unveiled-downtown-wichita-falls/1449957001/
New restaurant alert! CrawDaddy’s Cajun Seafood has opened its doors this month. “The anticipation is high,” CrawDaddy’s Cajun Seafood Executive Chef Harvey Miller said.” If Cajun food is your jam be sure to check it out. More info here: https://www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/crawdaddys-cajun-seafood-set-to-open-june-17/
It’s been decided, “Wichitans voted 2,910 to 589 to approve a Wichita Falls ISD property tax proposition.” What does this mean? It means that the current debt owed will be paid, additional dollars can be used toward facility updates, and the property tax rate will decrease to $1.17. Read the full story here: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2019/06/15/wichita-falls-voters-had-their-say-saturday-tax-election/1468368001/
Matt Bitsche of Wichita Falls Brewing Co. heralded Texas lawmakers’ overhaul of state beer laws as the biggest modernization of antiquated rules since 1935 when they were first written.
Beer-to-go for producers and simpler labeling for craft brews were awaiting Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature Friday. They were part of a larger bill to revamp the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and keep it operating for the next 12 years.
“This law is about job creation, economic development, and support for entrepreneurship,” Bitsche, owner of the local brewery, said.